When Rhode Island’s teacher of the year took his turn in front of the camera with President Trump, he struck a pose some took as an act of defiance:
Nikos Giannopoulos cocked his head ever so slightly away from the president, toward a black lace fan he’d brought with him. He wore a rainbow pin on his lapel, a ring through his nose and a gold anchor around his neck.
My friend and I built this cabin by hand with two hammers and two hand saws. We completely disassembled a 100+ year old garage owned by this old man, Donald. We took every piece apart and stacked them up while Donald pulled out all the nails and put them in a bucket.
We put all the wood in a box truck, drove it into the woods and dropped it off. Over the next few months, we would carry the wood on our shoulders a few hundred feet into a section of the woods we liked that was hidden and inaccessible by car. We spent a couple months getting it together, but it’s been an ongoing project for a couple years.
We have to straighten out each nail Donald put in that bucket to reuse them. We’re $30 into this cabin so far. We just recently installed a woodstove we found. No power tools were used at all.